A lovely pic of two of our members, Natasha Charles and Laura Goldthorpe Carlisle who, together with Melanie Thompson, represented ANP at the ‘Hear Today’ Event in Orpington in Kent at the weekend (Sat 17th Sept 21). They reported lots of interest including from d/Deaf and deafblind organisations, a representative of Hearing Dogs and from local government (the Mayor no less) – as well as lots of networking with other communication support professionals and potential clients. Lots of flyers and cards were removed from the table (along with the chocolates…) and they undoubtedly promoted our profession with vim and verve!
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Many thanks to those who attended the AGM in Oxford. There were some really productive conversations during both the training and AGM and as always, lovely to catch up during lunch and breaks! As one member said, ‘…it is great to have some face to face time with colleagues’. The minutes will be posted online in the ‘members area’ in due course.
The ANP held a stall at Deaffest 2019 at Wolverhampton in May. The event is always busy with predominantly sign language users but our stall received interest from a variety of attendees. We had a lovely enquiry about notetaking in FE from a mother with a deaf son. Karen and Jackie explained the types of notes that can be provided while Karen did a short demonstration. We also had enquiries from people wanting to know how to be trained as notetakers and we discussed the benefits of being a member of ANP.
The stall was really well placed at the venue and we had a steady stream of passers-by and lots of attention to where we would work and how we would best support people.
It is always interesting to realise how many people are unaware of the support that is out there and any enquiry is potential business for our members.
Congratulations to Jackie and Karen who fronted the stall.
Here are some photos to prove just how great they looked!!
Many thanks from everyone.
This years Deaffest is being held in Wolverhampton between the 17th – 19th May. More information can be found – https://deaffest.co.uk/2018/08/29/deaffest-2019/
A worthwhile attendance at this capsule event as delegates showed an interest in our activities and both manual and electronic notetaking was acknowledged as an essential communication method. Awareness of Notetaking was also promoted by our presence, to the speakers who have impact in their fields of work. Our stand was supported by the following members – Meriel Michaelides, Penny Clarke, Susan Baines and Sisily Alexander – many thanks to them for representing ANP at this event!
Deaf Day ANP Stand 2018
Notetaking was again on show at the annual Deaf Day event in London’s CityLit, with manual and electronic notetakers womaning the stand. What we do was prominently displayed on banner and walls. There was a steady flow of visitors whose queries and comments were managed by our experts and CityLit even advertised an ENT employed for one of their activities! Now that’s a first!!
Notetaker is royally noted:
HRH Princess Anne has seen ENT at work and acknowledged the focus and hard work with a handshake at a Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Hearing Link meeting.